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The 2014 State Fair of Texas Discounts and Deals
The State Fair of Texas offers several different discounts and deals -- some benefit the North Texas Food Bank. You can feel good about saving money and helping a worthy cause at the same time.
DFW Pumpkin Patches
Picking out your own pumpkin to decorate for fall of Halloween is a fun family tradition. DFW pumpkin farms make a great backdrop for taking family photos.
Top 10 Foods at the State Fair of Texas
There are some great foods at the State Fair of Texas. Yes, many of them are fried. Here are my top picks.
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The Best Places to Host a Birthday Party in...
Need to plan a kid's birthday party? Unwrap all the details on where to have a great birthday party in Dallas-Fort Worth, including zoos, museums, and more.
Attention Boys and Ghouls: Halloween Fun Ahead!
The DFW area has some of the spookiest haunted houses and some of the nation's largest haunted houses -- including one that made it into the Guinness Book of World Records.
State Fair of Texas Attractions, Midway, Shows...
The State Fair of Texas runs from September 28 through October 21, 2012. Don't miss the greatest state fair in the United States!
Where to Buy Halloween Costumes in Dallas-Fort...
DFW has some great stores where you can shop for Halloween costumes.
Texas Star Lights Up the Big Texas Sky
The Texas Star is a 212.5-foot-tall ferris wheel at Fair Park in Texas. It made its first appearance at the 1985 State Fair of Texas and has run every year since. With 44 gondolas able to seat six people each, up to 264 riders can be on the wheel at once.
October Festivals in Dallas-Fort Worth
DFW has some cool festivals going on in October.
Christmas in Dallas
Need a break from shopping, baking and mailing holiday cards,create some new traditions with family and friends at DFW’s favorite holiday-themed entertainment venues. The metroplex has many holiday events that will be fun for the entire family. Take some time out of your hectic schedule to have a little holiday fun.
DFW Restaurants Serving Up Thanksgiving Feasts
If you don't want to spend time cooking and doing all the dishes yourself, take the family to one of DFW's restaurants to celebrate Thanksgiving.
Halloween Activities in DFW
Here are some of the greatest Halloween activities for DFW. Don't forget your costume.
Yummy Food Like Frozen Bananas and Smoked...
On a gluten-free diet? Believe it or not, there are some G-F foods that you can enjoy at the State Fair of Texas. Cotton candy is a yes!
13 Top Restaurants in the DFW Area
Whether you're in the mood for a Prime Steak, vegetarian or Diver Sea Scallops, here are some of the best five-star restaurants in DFW.
November 2013 Activities in Dallas/Fort Worth
November brings cooler temperatures, great events and Thanksgiving.
Rules for Tailgating at a Dallas Cowboys...
Jerry Jones wants you to have a good time tailgating at AT&T Cowboys Stadium -- but there are some rules you must follow.
Dallas Cowboys Enshrined in the Pro Football...
There are 12 Dallas Cowboys enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. The list includes 10 players, Head Coach Tom Landry, and Dallas Cowboys President/General Manager Tex Schramm.
Dallas-Fort Worth Events Calendar December
Enjoy the ho-ho-holidays with fun events in DFW.
Here are Some of the Best Places to Entertain...
Some summer camps are educational, some are athletic and some are just plain fun. Here is a list of every summer camp in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Where to Get Free Flu Shots in Dallas County
If you're unemployed, have no insurance or you're on Medicaid, you can get a free flu shot for yourself or your child in Dallas County.
DFW Holiday Concerts and Shows
DFW has some great Christmas shows, musicals and comedies -- perfect for the entire family.
Where to Shop for Prom and Quinceanera Dresses...
Dallas-Fort Worth is a shopping mecca for formal wear, including dresses for prom, formal dances, and quinceaneras.
Sixth Annual Big Tex Choice Awards
The eight finalists for the Sixth Annual Big Tex Choice Awards were announced Wednesday. Make plans now to attend the State Fair of Texas.
DFW Celebrates New Year's Eve
Ring in the New Year with an awesome celebration. Some are elegant sit-down dinners and some are on-your-feet-dancing parties. Many are some combination of the two. Some are non-traditional ways to celebrate like Prairie Lights or the Dallas Stars hockey game.
January Events Calendar for Dallas-Fort Worth
Ring in the new year with lots of fun activities in Dallas-Fort Worth.
Pottery Barn Kids at Stonebriar Presents Story...
You're invited to Story Time every Tuesday in September at Pottery Barn Kids at Stonebriar Centre. The free fun starts at 11:00 a.m. with 30 minutes of reading favorite children’s books.
Stores in Dallas-Fort Worth Specializing in...
Tis the season to shop for holiday decorations for your home. Here are several stores that offer artificial Christmas trees, tree stands, prelit trees, wreaths, beautiful decorations and holiday home decor.
The 2014 State Fair of Texas Concert Lineup
Check out some great concerts at the State Fair of Texas. There's no additional charge for concerts. How cool is that?
7 Terrifying Things You'll Only See at the...
Here are some things you didn't know where scary at the 2014 State Fair of Texas.
Celebrating Father's Day in DFW
June 15, 2014 is Father's Day. Give him something special because Dads are really special.
DFW Holiday Lights Displays
DFW has many unique holiday lighting displays to view. Admission is usually free.
Restaurant Reviews: DFW's Don't-Miss Places to...
Dallas and Fort Worth have a wonderful variety of restaurants where you can enjoy fine dining, casual dining, family-style dining, fast casual, fast food or take-out.
Discounts for Dallas-Fort Worth Area Senior...
Many DFW businesses offer senior citizen and/or military discounts.
Autumn at the Arboretum
Autumn at the Arboretum is a beautiful transition of the garden from spring colors to radiant fall colors.
October Calendar of Events 2013
October means fall in Texas. It's time for football, tailgate parties, festivals, concerts, the State Fair of Texas, pleasant temperatures and so much more.
IMAX Theatres in DFW
For a really big screen experience, check out an IMAX theatre. The screen is so wide and so high that you will feel you are inside the film, but the size of the image does not diminish the quality. IMAX films come in all varieties, from museum-quality documentaries to the latest Hollywood blockbusters.
Eggscelent DFW Brunch Destinations
Many restaurants in DFW offer brunch on the weekends, including buffets and bottomless mimosas. Here is a guide to the restaurants you should try.
How to Celebrate July 4th: Fireworks in the...
DFW celebrates July 4th in a big way -- as only Texans can. There are many places to attend festivals, celebrate and watch fabulous fireworks displays. Addison's Kaboom Town! is one of the best fireworks shows in the nation.
Fall Things to Do in DFW
Fall weather brings lots of outdoor activities for you to enjoy in DFW. Don't miss pumpkin patches, Halloween events, the State Fair of Texas and so much more.
"Fright Fest" at Six Flags Over Texas
Fright Fest at Six Flags Over Texas is a transormation from theme park to SCREAM PARK!
Coupons
The State Fair of Texas is in town through October 17, 2010. Page 6.
8 Best Cupcake Shops in Dallas-Fort Worth
Cupcakes are quite possibly the perfect dessert. They're great for parties and the perfect little sugar fix. Here are the best cupcakes Dallas has to offer.
10 Great Taco Places in Dallas
From state-infused Tex-Mex style to authentic family recipes, there’s a taco for every palate. Here are the ten best tacos in Dallas.
Where to Buy a Fried Turkey in DFW
Why not spice up your Thanksgiving meal with a Cajun Fried Turkey? You can still make dressing and sweet potatoes.
School Districts in the Dallas Fort Worth...
More than six million people live in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex and more than forty school districts serve the areas in and around Dallas and Fort Worth.
CityArts Festival Returns to Fair Park
CityArts Festival offers activities and entertainment for families and art aficionados alike to enjoy against the backdrop of historic Fair Park during Memorial Day Weekend.
Looking at Elm Street from the Grassy Knoll
This photo was taken from the grassy knoll. The route of the presidential motorcade would have taken John F. Kennedy across this view twice. Page 5.
DFW Weather: What to Do During a Tornado...
It's tornado season in North Texas. And yes, we do live in Tornado Alley. Here are some suggestions on how to be safe during a severe storm in the DFW area.
Fletcher's Original Corny Dogs
The State Fair of Texas is in town through October 17, 2010. Page 7.
Seasons 52 Opens in Plano
Seasons 52 is a fresh grill and wine bar restaurant that incorporates ingredients and menu items that are indigenous to Texas. Seasons 52 boasts 63 wines by-the-glass and nothing on the menu over 475 calories.
June Festivals and Summer Activities
June is a month full of festivals and great summer activities.
Dallas Mavericks Beat Los Angeles Lakers in...
The Dallas Mavericks beat the LA Lakers in LA tonight 93-81 in game 2 of the NBA playoffs, second round.
Head to the Midway for Rides, Adventure and...
The State Fair of Texas is in town through October 17, 2010. Page 8.
Everman Independent School District
Everman Independent School District is located to the southeast of Fort Worth. More than 4,200 students attend Everman schools.
Collin Creek Mall Plans First Fall Festival
Family Fall Festival planned at Collin Creek Mall in Plano.
State Fair Culture
The State Fair of Texas is in town through October 17, 2010. Page 13.
Belly Dancing at the Fair
The State Fair of Texas is in town through October 17, 2010. Page 12.
Texas SkyWay
The State Fair of Texas is in town through October 17, 2010. Page 11.
Black Dog Man
Photos taken of the area on the day of the Kennedy assassination have been pored over by investigators and theorists alike in the years since. One mystery still unsolved is that of a mysterious silhouette leaning on the fence at the top of the grassy knoll. If you squint at the original photo, it looks like a black dog, hence the nickname “Black Dog Man”. Page 6.
Grassy Knoll
Many witnesses claim they heard shots coming from the grassy knoll on the north side of Elm Street. The grassy knoll affords a clear view of the length of Elm Street. Page 4.
Smoking Man Drain
In 1997, researchers tested a long-standing theory that someone could have hidden in the storm drain, shot President Kennedy, and escaped under the city. Page 7.
Shopping at the Fair
The State Fair of Texas is in town through October 17, 2010. Page 10.
Photo Gallery: Foods From the State Fair of Texas
The State Fair of Texas runs from September 28 through October 21, 2012.
Dove Hunting in Texas: Where to Purchase Your...
September 1, 2011 is the beginning of dove hunting season in Texas.
Five Knitteries You Shouldn't Miss
Knitting boutiques are as unique as their owners. While most will carry a good selection of high-end yarns and patterns, the precise stock will vary according to the owners' likes as well as the likes and interests of their customers. The social aspect of knitting is another important consideration when choosing a store. All these knitteries have classes and other gatherings.
Midway Fun: Airplanes
The State Fair of Texas is in town through October 17, 2010. Page 9.
Thanksgiving Celebrations in DFW
Thanksgiving is an excellent excuse to gather around the table with family and friends, eat delicious meals and watch some great football. In 2013, Thanksgiving Day is November 28th.
Lone Star Park
The 2014 Spring Thoroughbred Season kicks off on April 10 at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie.
Fried Cuban Roll: The State Fair of Texas "Best...
Have you tried the Fried Cuban Sandwich at the State Fair of Texas? Hear me now, believe me later -- it's good!
JFK Memorial
Less than two blocks away from where President Kennedy was shot, the city of Dallas and many donors erected a monument to the fallen president. The JFK Memorial is a simple monument. Page 8.
What time was President Kennedy shot? When was...
When was JFK shot? What time was Lee Harvey Oswald arrested? The events of the JFK assassination happened quickly on Nov 22, 1963. Here is a brief timeline touching on the major points of the day and those following.
A Walking Tour of Downtown Dallas
Enjoy this walking tour which takes you past some of downtown Dallas's nicest parks and well-known buildings. The entire tour can be completed in about forty-five minutes, but I encourage you to stop and relax in the parks, take in some shopping, and try the restaurants along the way.
Grapevine Mills Mall
Grapevine Mills Mall is just north of the DFW airport. A popular shopping destination for locals and tourists, the mall has food, entertainment, and organized activities like MallWalkers and a kids' club.
Dallas Galleria
The Galleria Dallas is an upscale shopping mall located at the intersection of I-635 and the Dallas North Tollway. Anchor stores include Macy's, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue. Don't miss great shopping at American Girl Boutique and Bistro, Tiffany & Co, Banana Republic, Gap, and the Westin Galleria.
Restaurant Review: Hook, Line and Sinker
Read my review of Hook, Line and Sinker. If you haven't been there lately, it's time to go. Check out the newest location in Far North Dallas.
Inside the JFK Memorial
Inside the JFK Memorial is a low granite square with the name John Fitzgerald Kennedy carved in it and painted gold to reflect the light from the white walls. Page 9.
DFW Area Water Parks
Texas summers are hot and water parks are a great way to chill. Most parks open in May and remain open until Labor Day weekend.
Friendly Texans Helping Texans
The State Fair of Texas is in town through October 17, 2010. Page 14.
For 72 Hours Only, Southwest Celebrates...
For 72 hours only, Southwest Airlines celebrates Halloween with spooktacular low fares.
Six Flags Opens Bugs Bunny Boomtown
What's up Doc? Bugs Bunny Boomtown is open. That's what.
November Festivals
November is a cool time for a festival! Don't miss the Romanian Festival in Colleyville.
Ted Nugent Rant Sparks Controversy; Rocker to...
Ted Nugent's comments about President Barack Obama have certainly created a nationwide controversy and
Holiday in the Park Opens at Six Flags Over Texas
Come celebrate the season as Six Flags Over Texas transforms into a magical wonderland.
Cheers! Blue Martini at the Shops at Legacy
Blue Martini is a new, upscale bar/lounge that's a one-stop destination for dining, drinking and dancing at the Shops at Legacy in Plano, Texas.
Malls in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex
The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex seemingly has malls tucked in every corner. Discover shopping centers in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.
New Rules for Attending Dallas Cowboys Games:...
You can't bring a big purse, diaper bag or fanny pack to AT&T Cowboys Stadium -- but then again, why would you want to anyway?
Fun For All Ages
The State Fair of Texas is in town through October 17, 2010. Page 3.
American Idols Live! Tour Season 10 Comes to...
The American Idols Live! Season 10 tour is coming to DFW on July 20, 2011.
Holiday at the Arboretum: "It's a Fairy Tale...
Enjoy a compilation of hundreds of Santas in all shapes, sizes and colors from private collections on display in the DeGolyer Estate.
Little Hands on the Farm
The State Fair of Texas is in town through October 17, 2010. Page 4.
Spring Break in Dallas: Museums, Art, and More...
How about a staycation when Spring Break rolls around mid-March? The DFW area has many great things to do over the break from school.
The Best Margaritas in Dallas
When it's 110 degrees in August, what tastes better than an icy margarita? Here's a guide to the ten best margaritas throughout DFW.
Little Hands on the Farm Vegetable Garden
The State Fair of Texas is in town through October 17, 2010. Page 5.
Texas State Board of Education
The Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) is a fifteen-member elected body whose purpose is to establish policies and set standards for Texas public schools and to mandate instruction in the knowledge and skills essential to a well-balanced curriculum. The SBOE also oversees the Permanent School Fund, which provides money to Texas public schools through investments and rentals, royalties, and sales of public lands.
A Walking Tour of Downtown Plano
Haggard Park in downtown Plano is a public park with a pond, gazebo, playground, and picnic areas.
The Trains at NorthPark Center
The Ronald McDonald House Trains Exhibit Rolls Through Dallas this Holiday Season November 23, 2013 through January 5, 2014 at NorthPark Center.
Fort Worth Independent School District
The Fort Worth Independent School District is the fifth largest school district in Texas with nearly 80,000 students. Fort Worth ISD serves the cities of Fort Worth, Benbrook, Westover Hills, Westworth Village, Haltom City, Forest Hills, and some unincorporated portions of Tarrant County with 80 elementary schools, 24 niddle schools, 13 high schools and 27 special campuses.
DFW Irish Pubs
Ready to get your Irish on? DFW has many great Irish pubs and restaurants where you can celebrate St. Patrick's Day or any day. Sláinte!
Favorite Fall Foods
With a change in the season comes a change in our taste buds. It's time to enjoy delicious foods made with cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin.
Reunion Tower
Reunion Tower is a highlight of the Dallas skyline.
DFW Charities: Where to Discard Your Old Stuff...
DFW has abundance of local charities that would love to have your unwanted items. Your trash might be someone else's treasure.
Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex Weather
The average number of days where the high is more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit is a mere sixteen, but in the middle of summer, that's no comfort.
A Kids' Party at Build-A-Bear Workshop
Build-A-Bear Workshop lets the kids create their own stuffed animal, dress them, and accessorize them. The only limit is their imagination (and your wallet). Build-A-Bear Workshop offers party planning for groups of more than six.
DFW's Best Barbecue: Briskets, Ribs and Smoked...
DFW loves us some barbecue! Who do you think smokes the best meat? Here's a look at some of the best barbecue joints in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.
Burleson Independent School District
Burleson Independent School District is located just south of Fort Worth in Tarrant and Johnson Counties.
Texas School Book Depository Sniper's Nest
The Warren Commission believed that Lee Harvey Oswald fired out of a corner window on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository. Cardboard boxes were found arranged in a “sniper's nest” looking over Houston Street and Elm Street. Page 2.
The Shuttle to the Entrance
The State Fair of Texas is in town through October 17, 2010.
Free Museums in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex
Dallas has museums with world-class art, in-depth history, and unique exhibits. These are some of the free museums in the Metroplex.
Preston Hollow
One of the most desirable Dallas neighborhoods is Preston Hollow. President Bush lives here.
JFK Memorial Plaque
JFK Memorial Plaque. Dallas. Page 10.
DFW Restaurants Open Christmas Eve or Christmas...
A number of DFW restaurants are open Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.
Mobile Pet Grooming
Mobile Pet Grooming
Heritage Senior Center in Irving
The Heritage Senior Center in Irving provides recreational activities, hot meals, and informative classes for senior citizens.
Elm Place
Some theories of the Kennedy assassination point out that a second-floor window was partially open on the Elm Place building. Page 3.
Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free in DFW
Several DFW area restaurants offer free kids meals with the purchase of an adult meal. Enjoy!
Best Places for Ice Cream, Frozen Treats in DFW
DFW has many great places to enjoy a frozen treat and beat the Texas heat.
DFW Celebrates Cinco de Mayo 2014
I love a good fiesta with Mexican food, music and more. Living in DFW means we're in the perfect place
Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School...
Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District is located in the Dallas North area and has more than 26,000 students. It serves portions of the cities of Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Addison, Coppell, Dallas, and Irving with twenty-seven elementary schools, six middle schools, five high schools, and three special programs centers.
Southwest Airlines Lowers Fall Travel Fares
Southwest Airlines lowers fares for fall through August 1, 2011.
State Fair of Texas Gets a Bar! Main Stage Bar...
Main Stage Bar and Grill is the place where adults can enjoy good food and a beer in a 21-and-up setting.
Best Places in DFW for Chocolate
Chocolate is a romantic indulgence -- perfect for Valentine's Day or anyday that ends in
Dallas Independent School District
The Dallas Independent School District is the second largest school district in Texas after Houston ISD and the twelfth largest in the nation with over 158,000 students. It serves the cities of Dallas, Addison, Balch Springs, Carrollton, Desoto, Duncanville, Ferris, Garland, Grand Prairie, Hutchins, Lancaster, Mesquite, Seagoville, and Wilmer with 22 High Schools, nine Magnet High Schools, seven Alternative School Programs, 32 middle schools, and 155 elementary schools.
Voting in Tarrant County
Find information on local, state, and national elections. Tarrant County election web sites will help you find polling places, ballot samples and other information.
Fried Lemonade
The State Fair of Texas runs from September 24 through October 17, 2010
Unique Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day in...
If you're looking for wine and roses, this isn't the place. No ordinary stuff here.
DFW Fun: April Calendar of Events
From Easter events to Major League Baseball, here is a list of what to see and things to do in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for April 2014.
Allen Premium Outlets
Allen Premium Outlets is a great place to find discounts on your favorite designer items.
DFW Christmas Trees
DFW loves its big Christmas trees. How do you decorate for the holidays?
A Quick Guide to Fort Worth's Crowley...
Crowley Independent School District, located south of Fort Worth, has nearly 15,000 students. It serves the cities of Crowley, Edgecliff Park, and a portion of Fort Worth.
Chicken Fried Bacon
The State Fair of Texas runs from September 28 through October 21, 2012. Page 8.
Best State Fair of Texas Food: 2014 Big Tex...
Here are the eight finalists and winners of the 2014 Big Tex Choice Awards.
A Football Fan's Guide to the Dallas Cowboys
The Team The Dallas Cowboys have always been the team-to-beat in the NFC East. Head Coach: Jason Garrett.
Texas Fried Frito Pie
The State Fair of Texas runs from September 28 through October 21, 2012. Page 4.
Vaccinations for School in Texas
Children attending school in Texas are required to have been vaccinated for nine communicable diseases before entering grades kindergarten through twelfth. Children attending day care in Texas must also be vaccinated for three more communicable diseases.
Relax This Easter: Enjoy One of Dallas' Best...
Many DFW restaurants are offering special Easter brunch menus and lavish buffets to help you celebrate spring.
Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
The annual Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo has been going on for more than a century. Every year, animals from around the state and some from around the world show and compete at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in the Fort Worth Cultural District.
Gay Bars in Oak Lawn
Oak Lawn is a wealthy part of Dallas with many high-rise condos, apartments and townhomes. Oak Lawn is known for its fabulous restaurants, bars and clubs. Many in this area cater to the gay and lesbian community.
Arlington Independent School District
Arlington Independent School District is the eighth largest school district in Texas and the 66th in the nation with more than 63,000 students.
Deep Fried Latte
The State Fair of Texas runs from September 28 through October 21, 2012. Page 9.
Eight Finalists Named for Big Tex Choice Awards
If you love fried foods, you have to go to the State Fair of Texas.
Profile: Cindy Davis is a New Cast Member of...
Background: Cindy Davis is one of the newest cast members of the Style Network's hit show Big Rich Texas.
Fried Chocolate
The State Fair of Texas runs from September 28 through October 21, 2012. Page 2.
Dallas Cowboys vs. Houston Texans
The Dallas Cowboys travel to Houston to take on the Texans Saturday, August 28 at 7 p.m. on CBS.
New Things You Should Try at the State Fair of...
Here are some new things you should try out at the 2014 State Fair of Texas.
Jordin Sparks to Kick Off Children's Medical...
The Holiday Parade in downtown Dallas is an annual event featuring marching bands, spectacular floats, giant inflatable balloons and a visit from jolly, old St. Nick himself. The parade is free to the public, attended by thousands and broadcast on TV.
Dallas World Aquarium
The Dallas World Aquarium showcases a variety of exotic and endangered species in a series of ecosystems designed to make the animals feel at home. Visitors wind through the exhibits on gently sloped paths with plenty of places for grandparents and toddlers to sit a moment. Three restaurants provide fine dining—and kids' meals—at the end of an enjoyable visit.
Texas School Book Depository
The Texas School Book Depository houses offices and the Sixth Floor Museum, a fascinating look at the life of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the national mood in the years leading up to and during his presidency, and the ideas and evidence behind many of the conspiracy theories that have developed since his death.
Texas Fried Caviar
The State Fair of Texas runs from September 28 through October 21, 2012. Page 3.
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